A man and a woman were detained tonight by Whittier police after leading authorities on an hours long vehicle chase that began in Laguna Beach and at one point made its way to Long Beach.
The car pursuit came to an end near the intersection of Glengary Avenue and Whittier Boulevard around 6:45 p.m. Sunday, about 15 minutes after KCAL9’s broadcast coverage of it concluded because its helicopter had to refuel.
The suspects exited the sedan and were detained nearby at the Travel Inn, according to Whittier police Lt. Sam Reed and a videographer at the scene.
Although it was initially reported as a kidnapping, Reed said that the report was false.
“There was no kidnapping,” Reed said.
The man detained had a $10,000 misdemeanor warrant for his arrest, which had originated in Indiana for allegedly contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Detectives from Laguna Beach were en route to Whittier to arrest the two people, Reed said.
The relationship of the man and the woman was not disclosed.
— KCAL News (@kcalnews) November 6, 2023